I’ve always been the sort to watch movies more than television. I’d see people get passionate about a television show, and save for a few notable exceptions, I just didn’t get it. I did get into “LOST” big time, that’s true. But generally? I’m not a TV person.
Here’s the part where I eat my words.
“Doctor Who” was just the start, turns out. Actually, no, that’s not even true. Cuz for whatever reason I started with “Torchwood” which is completely the wrong way to do it. But I had my reasons at the time, even if they’re stupid reasons now in hindsight. And anyhow, the WHY isn’t important. I started “Torchwood” and then realised I was going to have to watch “Doctor Who”. That sucked me down quite the rabbit hole and I didn’t expect to ever get out of it.
But then Moffat. He took over the show long before I even started watching but his influence has just spread like cancer and just… I still love the show I started watching. I just can’t abide by what Moffat has done so there’s like enormous chunks of this show that I utterly despise and do you know how weird and awful it is to actively HATE parts of the same show that you also actively ADORE parts of? Good lord.
So I wanted to drown my sorrows in another show, if just to distract myself from how much I hate Moffat. Some “friends” suggested I try “Arrow”. I put that in quotes because if they’re truly my friends, why would they want to ruin my life this way? “Arrow” completely sucked me in. It’s got all the things I love: tortured hero type with a god-complex and a self-loathing streak a mile wide, a completely adorable and fantastic heroine (who will no doubt make the hero better just by loving him shut up let my have my dream), snappy dialogue, awesome friendships, stunning action sequences, elaborate stunts and compelling story arcs. HOT DAMN. I’m so in.
But now the dam has been breached. “Arrow” went on winter hiatus in mid-December, leaving me with 5 weeks until its return and I wanted something else to focus on in the interim. I’ve been wanting to watch a show called “Supernatural” that’s currently in its NINTH SEASON and I thought, well, that’d keep me busy. I didn’t count on getting the flu for two weeks straight at the time, nor did I count on “Supernatural” being the worlds easiest show to binge-watch. I’m a little ashamed that I caught up on the last episode before winter hiatus HOURS before the next new episode aired. That means I watched 8+ seasons in five weeks, people.
NO ONE IS MEANT TO DO THAT.
So now I’m watching “Supernatural” and “Arrow”. Should be enough, right? NOPE. I need more. So now I’m starting “Suits” and “The Originals”.
I think this is enough for now. Don’t you? I mean, I want to have some semblance of a life, right? But I do have plans to watch and catch up on both “Sleepy Hollow” and “Reign” in the fall when their first seasons are finally loaded onto Netflix. I mean, I can only *completely legally* download so many shows, right?
This is, of course, in addition to already watching shows as they air, like “Once Upon a Time” and “The Walking Dead” and “Game of Thrones” and “Downton Abbey”.
Good grief, what has my life become? I blame Tumblr.